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  1. Wonderful interview. Thank you!

    Was privileged to attend a number of Eileen’s retreats.

    Eileen’s spiritual gifts were immense, commensurate with her level of life long suffering. She paid the price of suffering, as many great saints seem to do.

    Father’s comparing her to St Catherine and Padre Pio is appropriate; IMHO.
    As she could read souls, many of her retreatants went to confession BEFORE attending!
    Heavenly manifestations, physical and spiritual healings were commonplace around her.

    With Eileen, you knew you were in the presence of a truly holy person. However, she was the most humble/modest person this poor soul has ever met.

    Think of her often, and miss hear dearly.
    From the bottom of my heart, thank you Eileen. You are with the Lord, whom you loved so very, very much!
    Through you, God brought a foretaste of heaven to earth for a world in such need of the Light of Christ.

    • When Father Jay commented about asking Eileen if she had the Stigma on his interview with Bryan Thatcher it triggered and old memory of mine. My very first oversea retreat to Assisi Italy was in 1990 or 1991 not sure but Juliet my daughter came with me and she was an infant. Eileen took us into a cave like surrounding for a question/ answer session. It was myself and Juliet and several Priests. I believe Father John Bonavitacola was there. Being new at all of this I raised my hand and asked Eileen if she had the Stigma? She got red as beet. And a chuckle went thru the crowd. I realized right away that was inappropriate to ask. But Eileen in all of Her humility with a blushing face said to me. “I don’t like to talk about that, but I love you Elaine.” To me I got my answer.